Sonoran Foothills Getaway
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
North Phoenix house description
3000 sf Toll Brothers Model home located in the private gated community of Sonoran Foothills. The tranquil setting at the base of the Sonoran Mountains makes you feel like you are away from it all when in fact you are only minutes from everything. 5min from the I-17, less then 10min to the 101 loop, 15-20min to Spring Training, 25min to NHL hockey and NFL football. 30min to Sky Harbor Airport. The home will sleep 6-8 comfortably and offers surround sound throughout, front bedroom/ games room for the kids, cozy fireplace in the living room to snuggle up to with a glass of wine and good book. A games room has a shuffleboard table and wet bar for entertaining. The family room is equipped with a 56' Plasma wifi 3D television with BlueRay DVD, inwall surround sound system, Netflix, and Canadian/US Satellite for those of you wanting to watch CFL football and or NHL hockey along with NFL and MLB. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with in wall oven, microwave, garburator, dishwasher Viking refrigerator with filtered water and everything you need to entertain. The covered patio also offers in ceiling sound with volume control to listen to music as you grill on the built in bbq island, enjoy a frosty drink from the drop in ice chest at the sit up bar or relax on the stairs of the pool with waterfall feature. The backyard is private and quiet and offers an inground spa, seating area to enjoy the mountain views, humming birds and the peaceful tranquility of the Sonoran Foothills. The home offers a large master retreat with 42' plasma satellite television. The huge walk in ensuite offers granite counters, his and her drop in sinks, a huge walk in snail glass block shower, oversized jetted tub with views of the mountains behind and in ceiling audio. There are also two additional bedrooms with queen beds each with their own access to a jack and jill bathroom with his and her drop in sinks, shower and tub. We have taken great pride to offer our guests a luxurious comfortable interior with fine linens, extra pillows, thick comfortable duvets, closet organizers, leather furniture, beautiful artwork, audio/visual systems, thick beach and bath towels, floaties for the pool, natural gas grill and the list goes on. Our home is perfect for a romantic getaway, girls shopping trip, guys golf trip with more than 35 golf courses within a 30minute drive or sports trip including NFL football, NHL, NASCAR or Barret Jackson weekend as we are only 5minutes from the I-17. Desert Ridge and City North is 15minutes away. Upscale shopping and dining in Kierland Scottsdale is only 15-20minutes away. Lake Pleasant is only 15minutes away and offers a beautiful marina, the Waterfront Grill and boating.
The Shops at Norterra are less than 10 minutes away and offer movie theaters, PF Changs, groceries, WalMart, Anytime Fitness, Paradise Bakery (one of my favourites) banking, and much more.
The home has a 4 car garage, soft water, front load washer and dryer and we supply the detergent!
- 3000 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) den
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
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Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Private Pool:
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- DATES TO REMEMBER: Cactus League Spring Training (Feb-Mar), PGATour-FBR Open (end of Jan) NASCAR Nextel Cup (Apr & Nov)Turf Paradise Horse Racing (Oct-May),Arabian Horse Show (Feb.) Az. Cardinals-NFL (Sept-Jan), Phoenix Suns-NBA (Oct-Apr), Arizona Diamondbacks-MLB (Apr-Sept), Phoenix Coyotes-NHL (Sept-Apr). Thunderbird Hot Air Balloon Festival (Oct), Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Barrett Jackson Car Auction (Jan) Celebration of Fine Art Scottsdale (Jan-Mar) Fine Art Festival (Nov-Mar) GOLFER'S PARADISE: 30 GOLF COURSES WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THIS HOME. Yes you are in Paradise!!! Come play in the spring, fall, and winter when the weather is perfect and the courses are beautiful. If you can't make it then come in the summer when it is hotter and the rates are lower but the courses are still beautiful. Not to worry when you are done with 18 come back home and jump in the pool and cool off with a nice cold beer or soak in spa. Throw a steak on the BBQ, relax and watch the sun set. Feel like improving your game take lessons at the John Jacob's Golf School (30 minutes away). For a real treat have the homeowner book a round for you at the, Rees Jones designed, Quintero Golf Course (rated in the top 100 courses in the U.S.) ADULT & FAMILY FUN: GREAT SHOPPING (only minutes away) Scottsdale Desert Ridge, The Outlet Mall in Anthem, designer & boutique shops. KID'S WILL LOVE the Wildlife World Zoo, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, The Phoenix Zoo, Challenger Space Center, Arizona Science Center, Rawhide At Wildhorse Pass,Waterpark, Westgate's Water Dance Plaza, CrackerJax Amusment Park, Castles & Coasters Amusment Park, Children's Live Theatre, Children's Puppet Theatre, ENJOY Horseback Riding, Hiking. Botanical Gardens, Museums, Live Theatre, Glider Rides, Hot Air Balloon rides. FUN at WESTGATE CITY CENTER, (20 minutes away). You will find much to do for the whole family. Try out Saddle Ranch(ride the mechanical bull), or a margarita at Jimmy Buffetts Margarita Ville. Kids love the Water Dance fountain where they can cool off. Here you will find Jobing.com where the Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Coyotes play. Boutique shopping, wine bars, theatres, & weekly events planned ...moreless
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Fabulous Home Away From Home
Fabulous Home Away From Home
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this fabulous vacation home. We found it very spacious, great layout, comfortable furniture and great light! Great gated neighbourhood, very quite yet close to amenities and the I-17. The best part was relaxing in the spa most evenings...which I miss! I've rented many vacation homes, however this was the most well stocked with paper products, kitchen supplies, spices, condiments, laundry soap, etc. being provided which was VERY much appreciated! The owner Steve was fantastic to deal with and his suggestions on hiking and dining were great. This home is a very good value and if I'm back in the Phoenix area I would definitely rent it again.
- Guest Debbie A.
- Date of stay 10/22/13
- Review Submitted 11/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Hi Debbie, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review. We have had such a great experience with our customers and absolutely enjoyed speaking with you. Donna and I strive to provide all of the little things like spices, condiments, soap etc that save you the time, effort and money and let you relax and enjoy your vacation. I do have to thank all of our guests that have left an additional spice or small gift behind. It really has been wonderful and helps our next guest enjoy something they may not otherwise purchase during their stay. I also have to say a huge thank you to Janet,our on site manager. She is simply fantastic!!! I agree with your comments on the outdoor spa. It is a great way to end the day. We love it! Thank you again Debbie. I hope you make your way back and see us. We would love to have you back. Steve and Donna
Amazing Property and Wonderful Owners. Would Stay Again In a Heartbeat
Amazing Property and Wonderful Owners. Would Stay Again In a Heartbeat
My family and I stayed at this property for a week and a half. House was immaculate when we arrived. Clean, well maintained and had everything we needed and more. 3 big bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Plenty of fresh towels. Any time we needed anything it was almost always already there. We actually should have looked before we went grocery shopping because we ended up buying olive oil, coffee filters and a few other things that were already in the pantry for us. Pool and backyard were well lit and well maintained. The heat/AC/Pool Temperature were all easy to control. The gated community was excellent as well. Larger pool, basketball and tennis courts and a large greenspace/ kids playground were all within walking distance and we felt very safe walking at night around the community. The owner is very friendly and accommodating and honestly we would rent this same property again in a heartbeat (and likely will) Of all the places we have booked and stayed through VRBO this was by far the nicest and the best value.
- Guest Brandon M.
- Date of stay 10/10/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Hi Brandon, It was great talking with you. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Always look forward to feedback and thoughts on how we can provide an enjoyable holiday. I agree with your comment on the community. The neighbourhood is so peaceful and is one of the major reasons we located here. We would love to have you back in Arizona on your next visit. As discussed please keep in touch. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Steve & Donna
A fine place to stay
A fine place to stay
There was 3 of us on a golf trip, and this place was great for us. We have rented many a time through VRBO, and this was one of the best. The home had eveything we needed, and the description and pictures are a great representation of what you'll get. The owner,Steve, was always available for any questions. Easy and quick access to a number of golf courses, and we'll be back!! Do yourself a favour, and book it, you won't be disappointed
- Guest The Hackers (canada)
- Date of stay 04/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Manager response: Hi Ken, Thank you very much! We were very happy to help some Alberta golfers find some sun, golf and relaxation!! Donna and I are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back next year and will provide you with a discount on your next stay. Thanks again Ken. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Perfect Place to Relax and Play!
Perfect Place to Relax and Play!
AWESOME...AWESOME! What a perfect vacation stay! Thanks so much Steve and Donna for opening up your home to us. We have been to Phoenix a number of times and this was by far the best place we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. My son was excited to play X-Box when there was down time. My daughter and wife loved soaking up the sun beside the pool in the back yard while they read a book, and I thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. The kitchen, living areas and bedrooms are very spacious. The master bedroom and ensuite are spectacular. Everything you would want in a vacation rental...and more! Loved the outdoor kitchen and insulated ice chest out the back. The lighted basketball and tennis courts only a two minute walk away was also a big hit with my son and I as things cooled off after supper. In large cities we are always concerned about travel times, but the I-17 is only about a 7 minute drive from the house. The 101 Loop which takes you around the city is maybe another 5 mintues more down the road. Perfect! We never felt that we shouldn`t go somewhere because the drive was too long. Yet at the same time being in a gated community near the noth end of Phoenix we always felt safe and never in a big city. With the Sonorian Mountains right next door my wife and I went for morning walks that were nothing short of stunning with the desert all around us. We loved everything about the house and the location, and it will be our first choice of places to stay next time we choose to go back to the Phoenix area. Thanks again Steve and Donna for your hospitality. First class! :-)
- Guest Tim (Western Canada)
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 04/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Hi Tim & Yvonne, Firstly, thank you so much for the kind words!!! Also, thankyou for the tennis rackets and football you left at our home as a gift!!! Wow, that was so kind of you!!! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I realized from our discussions during the booking process, that you guys travel alot so we are very appreciative of your feedback. Donna and I were very deliberate in our search for a property that provided luxury amenities along with a location that gave our guests the opportunity to simply relax in a quiet, private peaceful setting and enjoy the views or get out and hike or cycle together and enjoy nature on the many trails in the adjacent preserve. The consistently positive remarks on the BBQ island and spa from our guests as well as the layout of the back yard is so nice to hear!! It is very nice to know that we can provide a travel experience to you that is worthwhile. We would love to have you and your family back. Please keep in touch. We will provide you with a customer loyalty discount on your next stay. Thank you again Tim and Yvonne. It was a pleasure
Group of friends and myself stayed at the Sonoran Foothills Getaway during spring training. Terrific spot to see games. We spent a whole week at the residence and it was a gorgeous house. Very clean and well maintained. The owner Steve was very accessible and helpful with tips on golf. Kitchen and bbq in back were perfect for enjoying some great meals. The shuffle board was a hit among the group. Terrific amount of space for group of 9 to stay. Definitely will be thinking about this location for next year. Thanks
- Guest Antonio G.
- Date of stay 03/13/13
- Review Submitted 03/24/13
Manager response: Hi Antonio, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us for Spring Training! We appreciate the kind words. The kitchen and its amenities along with the BBQ island have been popular with all of our guests and if it satisfied 9 guys in for spring training, then we did something right!! It was a pleasure dealing with you guys. Just so you know, we now have a basketball in the house from the University of Minnesota for your next stay!! A very nice gesture from some wonderful people that stayed with us from Minnesota. We look forward to having you back in 2014 Tony. We will get you started with some ice cold beers in the fridge on your next stay. Thanks again. Steve & Donna
The house was very clean and well maintained, seemed less than a year old and in a great, gated neighborhood with a playground right next to it. Owner was extremely pleasant to work with and very accommodating. We'll be staying there next year.
- Guest Mike (Murrieta, Ca.)
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Our stay consisted of 2 adults (one a senior) and 2 children (ages 8 & 10) and this property was absolutlely perfect for us! The pictures truly don't do the house justice. The owners have really made efforts to provide up scale ammenties...everything from luxurious bedding (the master bed is to die for!), amazing stone shower in the ensuite, high end appliances and added comforts of home (thoughtful items in the pantry). We can't say enough about how amazing our stay was and for many reasons! The house is immacuately kept and the layout was perfect for us. As a senior, my father appreciated the bungalow style and no stairs to climb as well as having plenty of comfortable furniture to relax and enjoy. The kids loved going between the pool and the hot tub......also provided were pool toys and floaties! It was also a wonderful setting to be in a gated community with an open green space directly behind the yard. The back yard gets plenty of sun to enjoy with a shaded area if needed. Demographically, it is an ideal location in Phoenix as the I-17 is only minutes away with plenty of ammenities and sight seeing opportunities. Steve was always quick to reply and VERY accomodating! He was excellent to deal with and was very thoughtful to send an email with suggestions of activities for our family, directions to the house and restaurant recommendations. Having dealt with other rental owners, this was by far, an uncomparable experience as he is willing to go above and beyond to ensure your experience is 5*. Everything about our stay was outstanding! We will definately be back if we are visiting Phoenix again and highly recommend this listing.
- Guest Sandi (Edmonton, Alberta CANADA)
- Date of stay 02/03/13
- Review Submitted 03/05/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Hi Sandi, thank you very much! It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and look forward to having you back. We really appreciate the kind words. We will definitely have a welcome back gift waiting for you! Take care Steve and Donna
A big hit with the whole family
A big hit with the whole family
What a terrific house in a great location. The home itself is spacious and luxuriously appointed yet very homey and comfortable. Plenty of space for your family to spread out, for all your things, huge walk in closest, dressers, built ins. The kitchen was a joy to work in with great appliances. The bathroom had a huge beautiful stone shower as well as an oversize jacuzzi tub. The yard was very nice with pool, hut tub, built in barbecue, nice new furniture, lovely landscaping lit at night, nice mountain view, a neighbor on only one side that you didn't see and open space behind the house and on the other side. Comfortable furniture inside and out. Everything was immaculate and in first rate condition. We also love this location. Outside the city yet accessible to I-17 if you want to go in. Good shopping nearby and easy access to the Cave Creek/Tonto National Forest area that we love. Our teen boys spent most of their time at the lovely community center grounds just around the corner from the house playing basketball. Early in the a.m. my husband could easily walk to the Sonoran Desert Preserve trails while I enjoyed the morning at the house. In the afternoon one or both us adults us would hit the trails until sunset-Cave Creek Regional Park is a great trail system that abuts Tonto and also where you can get some nice sunset views and pictures with no houses or power lines-Slate Trail is an easy stroll there that I returned to for sunsets. Spur Cross Conservation Area is also nice and abuts Tonto. Both locations offer trail rides and allow mountain biking. Tonto itself is a huge national forest with trails, ruins and lakes. You can have upscale shopping and dining in Nortera and funky western town shops in Cave Creek and even outlet shopping in Anthem, all within 15 minutes. Definitely one of the best places we've rented and we've rented a lot! Steve (owner) was a pleasure to deal with and always responded immediately to any question. He didn't hesitate to accommodate us for an additional night when snow was forecast for the day we planned to drive to the Grand Canyon and spend the night. We wished we could have stayed even longer and hope to return.
- Guest Peg R. (Berkshires, MA)
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 02/27/13
Manager response: Hi Peg, Thankyou for the thoughtful note. We really appreciate the feedback. Donna and I have really made an effort to furnish and equip the house like its our full time residence. It was a pleasure meeting and dealing with you. Alot of people ask about our location and I believe it is one of the best kept secrets in the North Valley. Please let us know if you plan on visiting Phoenix again in the future. We will provide you with a discount and a welcome back gift! Thanks again Peg. Kind Regards, Steve and Donna
We stayed 7 nights over Christmas. The house was in great condition and as charming as the photos would suggest. Steve was very helpful and extremely responsive. Overall a very positive experience.
- Guest stubbsz (Westport, CT, USA)
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 01/14/13
Manager response: Paul, thank you very much. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you and your family. If you plan on visiting Phoenix in the future, please let me know. We would like to offer you a discount on your next stay. Steve and Donna
Much more than we expected! Beautiful
Much more than we expected! Beautiful
4 of us went down for a week to shop and relax in the sunshine. The photos of this house DO NOT do it justice!! The home is immaculate and beautiful. The gated location in Sonoran Foothills is so private and relaxing. We enjoyed the private back yard and views of the mountains floating in the pool and relaxing in the hot tub. The kitchen had everything we could ask for and we LOVED the beautiful built in BBQ grill and ice chest beside the pool. Steve and Donna were so helpful and made our stay so enjoyable! Thankyou very much. We will definitely be back
- Guest kels (Canada)
- Date of stay 09/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Manager response: Hi Kelsey, we are very happy you enjoyed your trip. Next year the wine is on us!! Steve and Donna
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2014
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2014
5 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 26, 2014
5 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 31, 2014
5 night min stay
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
5 night min stay
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Pool cleaning/heating: $75 + tax
- Cleaning: $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 5.6%
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Year Purchased: 2011
About: My wife Donna and I have vacationed in Arizona for the last 5 years. We currently live in Saskatchewan Canada where the people are friendly and the winters are cold!! We fell in love with the Arizona desert, sunshine, beautiful mountains and wonderful people. We purchased this home to enjoy the Arizona weather, landscape and nature along with all of the attractions in Phoenix with our family and friends now and when we retire.
Why North Phoenix:
We searched extensively for a property that offered everything we were looking for including a peaceful private setting, friendly neighborhood, nature trails, luxury amenities, room to grow with our children and grandchildren, proximity to shopping, fine restaurants, golf and sports. We found it all in Sonoran Foothills. The first time we walked in we knew that this was where we wanted to take off our flip flops beside the pool! It has a warm feeling, offers luxury amenities and spacious rooms but feels like home. We are only a 20 minutes from boating on beautiful Lake Pleasant, a short 90min drive to Sedona, 15min to Scottsdale and countless golf courses. After a day of shopping or swinging the clubs, it is a beautiful location to get back to. Our home is so relaxing and offers the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the Arizona sunshine and star lit skies at night.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
3000 sf bungalow located in the private gated community of Sonoran Foothills with green space and walking paths behind offers privacy and tranquility. The green space beside the house offers young families a play structure and covered picnic area. Across the street and through the security gate is the Sonoran Foothills Community Center offering a huge lap pool, water play park, tennis courts, soccer field, volleyball courts, basketball courts, bbq's, walking and cycling paths and nature paths into the mountains. Our home is warm and inviting the moment you walk through the 8' door and into the large open area. The home features a beautiful fireplace to snuggle up in front of and enjoy a glass of wine or good book. The backyard is so private and peaceful. The only sounds you hear is your favourite music if you so desire through the patio speakers or the sound of birds singing and waterfall in the pool.
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Our Gated Sonoran Foothills getaway
Wet bar for games room and sitting area in living room
Family room with 56' plasma and surround sound and comfortable leather
Kitchen island and dining area with seating for 12 overlooking backyard and pool
Master bedroom with King bed & its own climate control
Master ensuite with his & her drop in sinks complete with hair dryers
2nd bedrooom with queen bed, closet organizers and private entry to washroom
Bedroom 3 with queen bed & closet with built ins & private entry to washroom
Hallway desk with laptop computer & wireless internet
A view from spa to green space, walking paths and mountains behind
Peaceful backyard to enjoy a book or drink in the spa or floating in the pool
sunset on Green space and walking paths beside & behind our home
Games room with Shuffleboard table and in ceiling sound
Sitting area in front of gas fireplace to relax with a glass of wine and book
Upgraded Kitchen with Stainless steel Viking appliances
Looking back into family room and kitchen area
Masterbedroom with satellite TV
Oversize jetted jacuzzi tub overlooking backyard and glass block snail shower
Jack & Jill bathroom with his and her sinks, tub/shower and hairdryers
Front den with day bed, built in shelving & closet, satellite TV and Xbox
Natural gas BBQ & sit up bar with lights, ice chest and in ceiling sound
Sleep the day away on comfortable loungers in the Sonoran Sun
Pool with waterfall overlooking mountains and green space behind
A view down our private gated street
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